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State Capitol News
9:01 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Court to decide on Arizona election-advertising transparency

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run ads criticizing candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:38 am
Thu February 16, 2012

State Senate Committe Votes to Limit Political Speech

A Senate panel voted Wednesday to make it illegal for public school teachers to promote partisan viewpoints. 

Senator Lori Klein said she has heard complaints that some teachers are espousing their own political beliefs in the classroom. Her legislation says any instructor that promotes 'partisan doctrine' would automatically lose his or her license to teach. The same would be true of any of what Klein calls uni-partisan exercises or anything that indoctrinates pupils to accept the teacher's viewpoints. Senator David Lujan said he fears a ban on anything considered partisan.

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